What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Items to keep you alive in the event you must evacuate: discussions of basic Survival Kits commonly called "Bug Out Bags" or "Go Bags"

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Beowolf » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:54 am

RapidM4 wrote:
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An Expedition Research bushcraft grill.
Nice! I got one of those a few months ago. Haven't yet had a chance to test it.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by boskone » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:06 pm

Started on a "real" GHB, rather than something built from leftovers. Gonna have to buy in phases, so phase one is a lightweight 10x10 silnylon tarp, a bug net, some aluminum tri beam stakes, and a hunk of paracord. Everything's kinda off-brand, but with numerous (hundreds) of reviews and a wide enough array of scores I think (hope) they're legit. :?

And here's hoping that--once I get it all--it fits in my ILBE assault pack. I'd really like to not have to find and order a new pack just this moment. I mean, yea, we all like having moar packs...but I have other stuff I'd like to spend the money on.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Beowolf » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:07 pm

I dunno if these count as bug out gear, but I bought my first pair of Propper boots. Selected the waterproof Model 100 in Coyote. First fit seems accurate, so that's always good. I've found that my size varies sometimes as much as an entire size up depending on the brand and design, so I'm glad I hit it right the first time.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Spartann » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:41 pm

Finally found and bought a pair of ILBE Recon Sustainment Pouches also a SOG barrage pack for a GHB

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by RapidM4 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:33 am

A Sawyer Mini water filter.

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Post by teotwaki » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:50 am

Lansky Puck - Dual Grit Multi-Purpose Sharpener - Blade & Tool Sharpener

Taytools 107213 3 Piece Set Diamond Sharpening Stones 2” x 6” 150, 220 and 400 Grit

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by moab » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:18 am

I just won a Leatherman Wingman on Ebay for $15.50! My favorite hiking Leatherman. HAs the full scissors and just what you need in a lighter weight tool.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by NT2C » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:58 am

moab wrote:
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I just won a Leatherman Wingman on Ebay for $15.50! My favorite hiking Leatherman. HAs the full scissors and just what you need in a lighter weight tool.

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Now you just need to win a second one, so you can hold the nut you're trying to screw the bolt into with the pliers on one while turning the screw with the screwdriver on the other.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by ssgcmw » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:15 pm

Not a purchase, per se - got an engraved Ontario RAT-3 as a "Perfect Attendance" award for the year with the local search and rescue team:

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by darmstrong » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:31 am

I didn't buy it, but my wife picked up a new full grain leather belt and buckle for my christmas present. I lost about 30 lbs over the last 2 years and my previous belt had 3 more holes added to it.

It's not exactly gray man, but it's solid and will likely last longer than I'm alive. The lower right hand corner had my initials stamped on it.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by raptor » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:43 am

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I didn't buy it, but my wife picked up a new full grain leather belt and buckle for my christmas present. I lost about 30 lbs over the last 2 years and my previous belt had 3 more holes added to it.

It's not exactly gray man, but it's solid and will likely last longer than I'm alive. The lower right hand corner had my initials stamped on it.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by teotwaki » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:09 pm

received gifts of a olive drab and a tan MOLLE back for my 2 ESEE knives

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by lewiswhite » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:35 am

Hey guys recently I purchase an apple watch for myself and it is working excellent and then I bought a jacket for $100, basically jacket is of Levi brand and it is looking awesome for me
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Last most important thing for this winter I bought a wood stove for myself seriously, this thing worth my money if you compare from rest of two. I buy it online from a site and it is helping me in this winter reason. I am an avid reader so a wood stove and a book is a good combination for me. Image
My wood stove look like a picture above. Thanks for the question

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by teotwaki » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:42 am

lewiswhite wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:35 am
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Nice stove! Hopefully you are reading books on prepping, survival and zombie slaying. :mrgreen:
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by lewiswhite » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:21 am

teotwaki wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:42 am
lewiswhite wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:35 am
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Nice stove! Hopefully you are reading books on prepping, survival and zombie slaying. :mrgreen:
Haha I am working on it and Yes Offcourse Zombie slaying is my fav hobby :mrgreen: :v:

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Mindrasect » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:48 am

lewiswhite wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:35 am
Hey guys recently I purchase an apple watch for myself and it is working excellent and then I bought a jacket for $100, basically jacket is of Levi brand and it is looking awesome for me
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Last most important thing for this winter I bought a wood stove for myself seriously, this thing worth my money if you compare from rest of two. I buy it online from a site and it is helping me in this winter reason. I am an avid reader so a wood stove and a book is a good combination for me. Image
My wood stove look like a picture above. Thanks for the question
Hey Lewis that's an awesome jacket, I will buy it for my little brother on his birthday. Last year I also buy a Wood stove for my home, but my wood stove is not that good as I expected Can you tell me the experience of yourself about wood stove.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by teotwaki » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:35 pm

I received a two pack of these one quart models for Christmas https://www.amazon.com/5col-Quart-Colla ... B01M05RGLX

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Great size to have in a pack or even a cargo pocket when folded down. The mouth opening is a decent size (about 1.25") and should allow a bottle brush to fit inside for cleaning. Supposedly a Sawyer Mini filter will jam in tight. When full of water they will sit upright without tipping.

You have to be sure you've really tightened the lid properly. They have a point where they start to feel tight but can leak. About one more turn gets them closed all the way.

I read of one person who used them as waterproof storage for a brick of .22 LR bullets. Oats, cornmeal, and other dried foodstuffs could be stored in them. They also make larger sizes and are made in the USA.

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